When planning permission is granted we are entitled to ask developers to pay for some of the infrastructure or other needs that their development generates. In general, there are two main mechanisms for doing this:

  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Section 106 Planning Contributions

  View details of Section 106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy

Torbay Council commenced charging CIL on Thursday 1 June 2017

CIL is a non-negotiable charge on certain types of development. It is charged at different rates dependent on the proposal and its location within Torbay. We are charging CIL for the following development:

  1. New dwellings
  2. Larger out-of-town/district centre retail and food and drink developments

The majority of planning applications will require a ‘Planning Application Additional Information Requirement form’ to be submitted, so that we can assess if you need to pay CIL. Those applications which do not need to submit this form are: Householder Applications, Listed Building Consents and Conservation Area consents. Additional Information Requirements Guidance is also available. Further information is available via the Planning Portal.

CIL Fact-sheet and Charging Schedule:

The Planning Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD sets out our approach to Section 106 planning contributions.  It provides additional detail to deliver the Local Plan. It was adopted by Cabinet on 13 December 2022. The SPD is available below.

Planning Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD
Supplementary Planning Document December 2022
Planning Contributions and Affordable Housing Adoption Statement
Adoption Statement

The Local Authority has a requirement to produce an Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) to be published by 31 December 2020 (in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019).  The report provides information on the monetary (and non-monetary) contributions sought and received from developers for the provision of infrastructure to support development in Torbay, and the subsequent use of those contributions by Torbay Council. 

Torbay Infrastructure Funding Statement
The report covers the financial year 1 April - 31 March 2020